Gallegos-Chavez, Dora

Dora Gallegos-Chavez, 83, of Las Vegas, N.M., died March 13, 2006, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas.

Born April 5, 1922, in Boreca to Bernard Gallegos and Lucia Trujillo Gallegos, she married Juan Chavez Sept. 10, 1939, in Fort Sumner. Family said she was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend, and she loved her children very much. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and praying the rosary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Frank, Serafin, Gilberto and Julio Gallegos; two sisters, Lizarria and Maria Gallegos; one daughter, Antonia Chavez; one son, Isidro Chavez; and one nephew, Sonny Gallegos.

She is survived by four sons, Manuel Chavez (and wife Loretta), Alex (Trinnie), Gilbert and fiancée Martinia, all of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and John (Nina) of Clovis; one sister, Peligia Ulibarri of Clovis; one brother, Bene of Clovis; 10 grandchildren, Manuel, Darlene, Anthony, Gerald, John Jr., Gary, Angie, Kenneth, Julio and Alejandro; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and her special friends and staff from Vida Encantada Nursing Home.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Father Carlos Chavez will be the celebrant for the Mass of the Resurrection. Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis.

Anthony, Gary, Kenneth, Gerald, Julio and Alejandro Chavez will serve as pallbearers.

The rest of her grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.